Industrial Pump Repair

Course Description

This 32 hour course offers intensive insight into industrial pump troubleshooting and repair. The participant will gain knowledge in pump maintenance, alignment and disassembly as well as predictive and preventive maintenance of industrial pumps. The workshop includes instructor led student labs on instructor's trainers as well as pumps provided by the participants from their plants.

Course Length

32 hours


Persons successfully completing this course will be able to:

  • Troubleshoot failed pumps and prevent recurrence of failure.
  • Have a better understanding of predictive and preventative maintenance of pumps.
  • Be able to select the best type of packing or mechanical seals for application.
  • Understand the lubrication needs of the pump bearings.
  • Be able to set up a pump for maximum efficiency.
  • Understand the impeller relationship to pump head pressure.
  • Be able to correct pump misalignment.

Topical Outline

I. Types of Industrial Pumps
  1. Positive Displacement Pumps
    • Gear Pumps
    • Lobe Pumps
    • Piston Pumps
    • Vane Pumps
    • Diaphragm Pumps
    • Non-Positive Displacement Pumps
II. Introduction to Positive Displacement Pumps
  1. Gear Pump Basics
    • Pressure and suction sides
    • Pressure regulation
    • Sizing, HP and GPM
    • Disassembly for troubleshooting and repair
  2. Lobe Pumps
    • Pressure and suction sides
    • Pressure regulation
    • Sizing, HP and GPM
    • Disassembly for troubleshooting and repair
  3. Piston Pumps
    • Reciprocating pump basics
    • Reciprocating pump operation
    • Single and multiple stage piston pumps
    • Disassembly for troubleshooting and repair
  4. Vane Pumps
    • Vane pump usage
    • Vane pump operational basics
    • Troubleshooting and repair of diaphragm pump
  5. Diaphragm Pumps
    • Usage of the diaphragm pump
    • Diaphragm pump basics
    • Troubleshooting and repair of diaphragm pumps
  6. Screw Pumps
    • Applications and usage of screw pumps
    • Operation of a screw pump
    • Troubleshooting and repair of a screw pump.
III. Centrifugal Pumps
  1. Single Stage Centrifugal Pumps
    • Pump laws of operation
    • What is Pump Head Pressure
    • Sizing a pumps impeller
    • Speed and diameter required to do the job
    • Disassembly, troubleshooting and repair of centrifugal pumps
  2. Types of Centrifugal Pumps
    • Radial Flow
    • Axial Flow
    • Combination Flow
VI. Basic Pump Alignment
  1. Effects of Misalignment
  2. Indicators of Misalignment
  3. Causes of Misalignment
  4. Correcting Pump Alignment
V. Pump Bearings

VI. Pump Terminology

VII. Instructor led labs